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Citizens against tax increase

Rolling up the school district's state constitutional tax from 4.01 mills to 4.1 mills would give the schools $84,000, while only costing residents anywhere from 25 cents to $2.93 a year, according to Jim Melohn, the school systems comptroller.Read More...
August 13, 2008 at 9:14 am
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Entergy wants customers to pony up for plant expansion

The hot and sticky summer weather won't be going away anytime soon, and neither will those high energy bills that most residents have been complaining about. Read More...
August 13, 2008 at 9:13 am
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Ethics board didn’t clear Lambert

Councilman Marcus Lambert, who was recently hired by the TransLoad America, Inc. landfill in Killona, did not seek a formal written opinion from the Louisiana Board of Ethics before he accepted his sales job this summer.Read More...
August 13, 2008 at 9:13 am
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Vandals attack family's dream home

A Hahnville family’s dream home was vandalized on July 31, the night before the husband, wife and young child were set to move in.Read More...
August 06, 2008 at 1:45 pm
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Library architect sues activist

The architect responsible for designing what will be the new East Bank Regional Library has filed a lawsuit against long-time community activist and Bayou Gauche resident Gwen Dufrene for defamation of character. Read More...
August 06, 2008 at 9:23 am
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Parish cancels Shread contract

Back in February, the parish hired an engineering firm to examine all of its contracts to determine if those that received them were the most qualified. Five months later, that audit has led to a cancelled contract.Read More...
August 06, 2008 at 9:22 am
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Bus system to roll by October

A bus transit system that will pick up residents at their homes and transport them to destinations across the parish and into Kenner should be up and running by October, according to River Parishes Transit Authority Chairman Brent Petit.Read More...
August 06, 2008 at 9:22 am
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Council feud

Councilwoman-at-large Carolyn Schexnaydre says that she’s received complaints from residents that District III Councilwoman Wendy Benedetto doesn’t return emails or respond to the phone calls of those living in her district.
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August 06, 2008 at 9:22 am
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West Nile virus found in Willowdale, Red Church

Mosquito monitoring continues to expose an active presence of the West Nile virus in St. Charles Parish - despite increased spraying.
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August 06, 2008 at 9:21 am
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Subject Wanted on Kidnapping Charges

Sheriff Champagne reports that the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for Lionel E. Raymond b/m 7/25/08 (A.K.A. “Loc”). Raymond is approximately 6”01 and weighs approximately 250 lbs. Read More...
August 05, 2008 at 9:33 am
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Former Sheriff charged with handgun violation/disturbing the peace

Former St. Charles Parish Sheriff and Parish Tax Assessor Julius “Ducky” Sellers Jr., was arrested for disturbing the peace and carrying a concealed handgun into the St. Charles Parish Courthouse Tuesday prior to a scheduled meeting with Parish President V. J. St. Pierre Jr.
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August 01, 2008 at 7:35 pm
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Monster gator pulled out of Spillway

After an 11-year-old-boy had his left arm gnawed off by a nearly 11-foot alligator last week, wildlife officers across south Louisiana have been keeping an eye-out for the dangerous reptiles.Read More...
August 01, 2008 at 3:54 pm
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After 64 years, business closing doors

With roots stretching back to the early 1940s, Great Southern Furniture has helped define St. Charles Parish for generations.Read More...
July 31, 2008 at 9:33 am
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Schools make additions to award-winning InBox program

In what has become an annual tradition, several workers gathered last week to “stuff” the InBoxes for students of the St. Charles Parish public school district.Read More...
July 30, 2008 at 6:06 pm
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Fight against crime from comfort of own neighborhood

Local sheriff's offices are once again calling on neighborhoods to show they care about their community by participating in the National Night Out Against Crime. Read More...
July 30, 2008 at 12:17 pm
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Funeral home giving away free phone cards to soldiers

For men and women serving in the military, the opportunities to talk to family members or loved ones are few and far between, especially if they are stationed overseas.Read More...
July 30, 2008 at 12:15 pm
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Surrounded by playful and curious youngsters at Boutte Christian Academy, Dwornette “Trudy” Fox patiently and lovingly reads a storybook to the children.